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solitary wave

noun, Mathematics, Physics.
1.
a localized disturbance that propagates like a wave but resembles a particle in that it does not disperse, even if it collides with other such waves.
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  • We will demonstrate the existence of solitary wave solutions and discuss methods of controlling these pulses.
  • Stable solitary wave solutions are predicted and numerically confirmed.

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